Monday, April 10, 2006

You're not that Great!

"Don't be humble, you're not that great!" .....(think it was Marlene Dietrich who said it to a visiting diplomat) (One of my favourite overused retorts)

This reverse snobbery concept appeals to my finances. Notwithstanding my lack of greatness, I plan to plant the seeds of humblelingus in order to sustain my other superfluous interests.

Sell cars. Buy a Myvi.
Sell properties. Buy a Timeshare.
Stop buying designer clothes. Consider BritishIndia.
Contain epicurean desires. Consider New World wines from Chile and chicken liver pate.
Forget biweekly RM60 haircuts. Do mamak No 1(or is it No3) cuts every 3 months.
Return Datukship offer to sender. (ok, thats the plan if it happens)

Not exactly the state of destitution but it will go a long way in paying for my drinking binges, football trips to the UK and (*coughs*) the deposit for this beauty. My mother would be proud.

Achieving greatness is a bit trickier. Notoriety doesnt count because its too easy. Neither does doing good (same example as notoriety!). Maybe i'll just emulate some great Malaysians and add myself to the Great Malaysian Blog List. Alas, the list doesnt exist because Great and Malaysian Blogs are mutually exclusive? I can do a Malaysian Record of sort. Largest collection of toe nail clippings might just make me Great.

Its just easier being Great without the stigma of being Malaysian attached to it. When your greatness transcend nationalities, its not questionable. The call for Towering Malays or Malaysians is bizarre given the need to shed our 'Jaguh Kampung' mentality.

Marlene Dietrich is wrong. We need to be humble because we're not great. Its easier that way; we might even gain a little respect.


madnoh said...

"Some folks say that I'm egotistical.
Hell, I don't even know what that means.
I guess it has something to do
with the way that I fill out my skin tight blue jeans.

Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
when you're perfect in every way,
I can't wait to look in the mirror
cause I get better looking each day.

Mac Davis's It's Hard to be Humble.

[Is]landa said...

so do u actually have a large collection of toenail clippings, or are u thinking of starting one?

sic6sense said...

mad, They call me 'bola besar' which must mean big ego when I fill out my tight blue jeans.

ylanda, think it will be faster if I get some contributors and pass it off as mine. I doubt they will audit the clippings. :P

Noni said...

ewe sic...

u wwear tight blue jeans? ala Lenny Kravitz? U dissapoint me... makes u mandul maa!!! not to mention the hernia!

sic6sense said...

noni, cheh!

babulicious said...

Great plan! All except the British Indialaa dude. Sure they're chic and cool looking enough but only if you want to look like an Auntie or Uncle over 55. My Mum and Dad wears them and so do their 'spivvy' aging friends!!

Aiyo!!! Who's dressing you, honey? Your mother?

sic6sense said...

babulicious,,ok i'll stop at Emporio and not Xchange. :P